Bike the Golden Gate Bridge for (basically) free!

Get the value of your bike rental in store credit at Sports Basement!
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Grab your rental bike from our location near Fisherman's Wharf

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Get the value of your rental in store credit at Sports Basement, San Francisco's #1 sporting goods store

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Enjoy an incredible (and basically free) ride across the Golden Gate Bridge!

Rated #1 bike rental on TripAdvisor

600+ reviews

I cannot recommend this rental company highly enough. Just off Jones street, it is easy to find and only a few minutes from Fishermans Wharf. Staff are excellent and very efficient! 

— ValerieMow

600+ reviews

WOW! What a great experience! Basically Free Bike Rentals is the way to go if you want to experience a bike ride across the Golden Gate.

— Justin Kelley

100+ reviews

I can't stop talking about how much I love Basically Free Bike Rentals! To get a store credit for the full cost of your bike rental is amazing. And they have really good bikes available to rent.

— Ritchie E.

Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bike Tour

Looking for a more in-depth look at San Francisco? You found it!

Our guided bike tours are led by experienced local guides who love bikes almost as much as they love San Francisco. We'll take you over Golden Gate Bridge along the very best route, then you enjoy your bike rental for the rest of the day!

– Tours run: Saturday & Sunday
– Starts: 10am
– Time: ~2.5 hours
– Distance: 5.8 miles
– Includes: All-day bike rental, helmet & lock

Rather explore on your own? Check out our self-guided tour options for foodies, museum lovers and more!

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Rental Type
Rental Date
Comfort Hybrid Bike
3-hour rental $24.00
Full day rental $32.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $55.00

Comfort Hybrid Bike

If you’re in San Francisco, this is the perfect bike to travel over the Golden Gate Bridge and down to Sausalito. You may choose to take the ferry back to the Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf and then enjoy a leisurely ride down the waterfront back to Sports Basement.

  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
Sport Hybrid Bike
3-hour rental $32.00
Full day rental $40.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $63.00

Sport Hybrid Bike

Get the value of your rental in store credit at our Sports Basement store near the Golden Gate on the way to the bridge. The rental and your ride becomes Basically Free!

Looking for a little more in your rental bike?

The Cannondale Quick 4 offers lightest-in-class weight and a comfortable ride with supremely stable & confident handling.

  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
Electric Bike
3-hour rental $45.00
Full day rental $65.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $95.00

Electric Bike

Basically Free Bike Rentals is proud to offer Bosch powered pedal assist electric bikes from both Felt and Cannondale. These are the perfect bikes to travel around the Presidio, Golden Gate Park, and over the Golden Gate Bridge and anywhere else you might want to go in the Bay Area. If you are concerned about making it up our hills, these bikes will give you the extra push you need to make it!

Our electric bikes run on the Bosch center drive system which is the industry standard as well as the most reliable version currently on the market. These are pedal assist NOT full power...you still have to pedal. The bikes have 4 modes including eco, tour, sport and turbo and a max range of about over 50 miles on the eco setting. Range will vary by setting and use.

  • Helmets are required
  • Riders must be age 16 or older
  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
  • All electric bike rentals require a $1000.00 credit card pre-authorization on the day of rental
Road Bike
3-hour rental $45.00
Full day rental $45.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $68.00

Road Bike

Basically Free Bike Rentals features the Cannondale Synapse with Shimano 105 or better grupos.

  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE.
  • Prices include a helmet, lock and a flat kit.
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter.
  • All road bike rentals require a $500.00 credit card pre-authorization on the day of rental.
Tandem Bike
3-hour rental $50.00
Full day rental $60.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $83.00

Tandem Bike

Two people on one bike, what could be more fun!

  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
Kids Bike
3-hour rental $15.00
Full day rental $20.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $35.00

Kids Bike

Get the value of your rental in store credit at our Sports Basement store near the Golden Gate on the way to the bridge. The rental and your ride becomes Basically Free!

  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Children under 18 are required by state law to wear a helmet at all times while biking in California.
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
Bike Trailer
3-hour rental $15.00
Full day rental $20.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $35.00

Bike Trailer

Up to 2 small members of you family can now come along for the ride!

These trailers connect to our Hybrid/Comfort bikes and have a capacity of 100 lbs. Rental is for trailer only. Adult bike is additional.

  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Children under 18 are required by state law to wear a helmet at all times while biking in California.
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
Trail-a-Bike
3-hour rental $15.00
Full day rental $20.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $35.00

Trail-a-Bike

Too big for the trailer but not ready for their own bike? Kids can tag along behind mom or dad!

  • Prices include a helmet and a lock
  • Children under 18 are required by state law to wear a helmet at all times while biking in California.
  • Multi-day rentals are full price for the first day and half price for each day thereafter
  • All bikes MUST be returned on the SAME DAY as the PICK UP DAY for the 1 DAY RATE
Boosted Rev Scooter
3-hour rental $40.00
Full day rental $60.00
Golden Gate Bridge tour $73.00

Boosted Rev Scooter

1-hour rentals available in-store for $25.

Boosted Rev can take you up to 24 mph with instant acceleration that helps you speed up to the flow of traffic. Its powertrain, with precision-tuned acceleration curves, create a seamless experience from the throttle down to the wheels. Change your mode to adjust performance and range, and get wherever you need to go without getting stuck in traffic.

Boosted Rev features the most advanced throttle system to hit electric vehicles. After making 40+ prototypes, we reached perfectly predictable acceleration and braking. With the roll of a thumb, you’re in total control.

This scooter is part of our Demo Credit Program. All demo scooter rental fees can be used towards the purchase of a new scooter within 30 days of the first rental.

  • 22 Mile Range
  • 24 mph Top Speed
  • Dual-Wheel Drive

Offset bars
Handlebars are angle toward you so you can keep a relaxed, balanced position.

Aggressive rake angle
The steering tube is angled (or raked) toward you so you can stand without being forced into a stiff, upright posture.

Wide standing platform
With plenty of room to stand on, you’ll never have to worry about slipping off or losing balance.

Low standing height
With a low standing height, you’ll be able to keep a more athletic position so force from turns and stops won’t throw you off.

  • All scooters MUST be returned before store closing on your LAST RENTAL DAY to avoid additional rental charges. 
  • Prices include a helmet & lock
  • Demo scooter rentals require a $500.00 credit card pre-authorization on the day of rental.

Basically Free Bike Rentals

Conveniently located just steps away from Fisherman's Wharf
1196 Columbus Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 934-2922

8am-6pm Everyday


Sports Basement is located right on Crissy Field, at 610 Old Mason Street.

Using your Basically Free Bike Rental credit

Sports Basement is located right on Crissy Field

Your route to the Golden Gate Bridge will take you right past Sports Basement, where you can grab drinks, snacks, apparel, gear and more, using store credit in the amount of your bike rental! Sports Basement is San Francisco's #1 sporting goods store, and is the perfect place to take a break before tackling the Golden Gate Bridge.

Using your store credit is easy: you'll get a special voucher when you rent your bike, and you'll just present it to the register staff when you make your purchase. If you want, they'll also provide you with bike panniers so you can easily carry your purchases on your rental bike!


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